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Flood warnings issued for parts of the Norfolk Broads

A flood warning has been issued for parts of the Norfolk Broads because high tides are preventing rivers from draining into the sea. Credit: PA Images

The Environment Agency has issued a flood warning for parts of the Norfolk Broads because high tides are preventing rivers from draining into the sea.

The areas most at risk are in Reedham, Cantley and Brundall.

Flood warning issued for riverside properties along the tidal River Yare including Cantley, Brundall and Reedham Credit: Environment Agency

"High levels in the Broads may last for a few days until the high tides have passed and recent rainfall has made its way through the system.

"The forecast indicates a series of risk tides for the next few days. High water is due at Brundall between 12:30pm and 2:30pm on Thursday 4th January.

"Areas most at risk are in Reedham, Cantley and Brundall. Roads affected include Ferry Road in Reedham, the A47 and the railway line between Reedham and Brundall.

"We are closely monitoring the situation and will provide updated information as it becomes available."

– Environment Agency
The areas in red are covered by a flood warning with lower level flood alerts marked in orange. Credit: Environment Agency

There is also a flood warning in force near Peterborough on North Bank Road alongside the River Nene west of Dog-in-a-Doublet Sluice.

The Environment Agency says heavy rain over the past week has caused river levels to rise on the River Nene.

During periods of high tide the river will be unable to discharge into the sea, resulting in tide lock conditions. This is likely to lead to localised flooding at North Bank Road. Whilst the Flood Warning is in force, the Local Authority will close North Bank Road.

There are a number of lower level flood alerts in force across the Anglia region